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…are some of the old friends whose work I am especially jazzed to see at the show this year – just opening tonight – like Dawn Kasper‘s studio relocated to a gallery where she will work, nap, hang-out, receive the public, and generally occupy (who performed two of her “Evil Series” murder enactments at Sundown ..

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…are two inexplicable piles of fabrics I’ve had sitting around here for years from past projects – and today they become the start of a second braided rug, this one responding to the ‘cave’ lower level of the house – all of greens and greys, of the gunite and poured concrete, s..

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…for the Otis College of Art & Design’s Graduate Public Practice convention occupation program called Re/Locating Learning: Public Practices as Art at the College Art Association 100th Annual Conference housed in the very very dreadful Los Angeles Convention Center, a hostile  environment that could pretty much suck the humanity out of even the most earnest ..

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…caught me off guard while doing some L.A. re-entry grocery shopping on the other side of the hill in Highland Park, exiting Figueroa Produce – my new favorite neighborhood market and go-to place when I miss the farmer’s markets – where I came upon a make-shift main street of various food makers, families making themselves ..

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…(who I first met last year while spending some time in his hometown of Istanbul installing Edible Estate #11 at SALT Beyoglu where he actually donated part of his wood sculpture from the opening show to the garden for use as a planter) presented his provisional architectural installations, temporary social settings, urban political inquiries, and ..

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…is the homemade honey operation of Tulio who we visited this morning – a first possible collaborator in our as yet somewhat undefined but clearer by the day spring project – at his suburban Pescara residence located on the land where his father and grandfather cultivated the land, and raised cows, where he as a ..

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…(the Museum of the People of Abruzzo) which engagingly presents the rich essence of Abruzzian domestic culture, the stories and related materials of how people have survived and created in this region for centuries, where I was especially captivated by the production of quotidian baskets, ricotta, olive oil, wheat, linens, clothing, and bread, made it ..

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…took me from Tiburtina station (after landing at Fiumicino – followed by a quick detour to Piramide where I met with friends and collaborators about the upcoming Roma Mangia Roma book from Nero still in the editing process) – through the white mountains to this city on the Adriatic under a fluffy white blanket after weeks ..

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…(endangered Natterjack Toads) were created by some sensitive folks from the Port of Rotterdam and the Bureau Stadsnatuur Rotterdam to provide a place for these little creatures to mate in the summer, strangely surrounded by this extreme industrial landscape of one of the largest ports in the world, where we are driving around today gathering ..

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…accommodated in a cute little red wood house next to a half buried tiny car in a fenced-in pen surrounded by a vast post-human industrial landscape was a surprising/exciting thing to discover out the door of the Port of Rotterdam offices – where the kitchen ladies are tending them for the eggs, served to the ..

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…kicked off last night at LA’s Human Resources in Chinatown (where, despite the crowd, I managed to get real Doris Day parking – right at the front door) with an opening for the big exhibition of new work and videos plus an audience participation performance of ‘personification’ where about 15 spectators were pulled up on ..

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…(a triangular modular system that can take just about any form you can imagine) in my dome organized by Francois Perrin this afternoon was an intimate kick-off for his upcoming LA-Paris program at the end of the year – events, activities and projects created collaboratively by artists & architects from the two cities – and ..

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…established in 2010 by recent Portland Maine transplant friends whom I first met at Mildred’s Lane just before their momentous move west – is one of the more recent exciting indications of a new Detroit – a beautifully design storefront space that also functions as a place for events and exhibitions, currently featuring the work ..

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…established in 2006 by extreme urban-adventure-seeking visionary revolutionary activist artist and architect duo Mitch Cope and Gina Reichert, headquartered in a gradually evolving powerhouse laboratory with veggie garden beds flanking a boat sculpture in front of pastel striped siding topped by a new system of passive/active solar roofing – spawned a whole city quarter (as yet ..

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…was the first stop in the first hour of my first day in this really real, amazing/puzzling, invigorating/unnerving, fascinating/shocking, picturesque/grotesque town with a real ‘edge’ as they say, I have heard so much about but never seen (where I am giving a talk tomorrow at Wayne State University and spending some time teaching and doing ..

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